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Greek, noun and adjective

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See quotation 1977.
A. noun [Ellipt. for the collocations Greek café, Greek caffie, etc., see sense B below.] café. Also Greeks, Greek’s.
1916 L.D. Flemming Fool on Veld (1933) 4A tourist who expects to glide idly in a boat down the Orange River, plucking oranges on the way, will be disappointed. Orange, in this case, merely means the colour of the water. Oranges, however, can be bought from the Greeks.
1985 P. Slabolepszy Sat. Night at Palace 66Scaling tins of baked beans from the corner Greek.
B. adjective In the collocations Greek café, Greek caffie, Greek kafee, Greek shop, etc.: café.
c1929 S. Black in S. Gray Three Plays (1984) 66Van K:..A bi-cycle. I left it round at the Greek shop.
1990 [see kafee].
café. Also Greeks, Greek’s.
café.

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